Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The European tawny or brown owl, Syrnium aluco, or a similar species, as the barred owl of the United States.

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Examples

  • The only owl that commonly makes itself heard on those mountains is the brown wood-owl (_Syrnium indrani_).

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The scops is a small owl with aigrettes or "horns," the wood-owl is a large bird without aigrettes.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • (_Scops bakkamaena_) and the mottled wood-owl (_Syrnium ocellatum_) are likely to be found at this season of the year.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • The other species likely to be heard at hill stations are the brown wood-owl (_Syrnium indrani_), the call of which has been syllabised _to-whoo_, and the little spotted

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • February and March are the months in which to look for the eggs of the wood-owl.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

  • Nature's own, the hoot of the wood-owl, the distant bark of a mountain wolf, the whir of a partridge as she left her brood.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • Sometimes it had been the gobble of a wild turkey that had lured to danger, again a wood-owl had cried strangely in the night.

    Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill

  • Nature's own, the hoot of the wood-owl, the distant bark of a mountain wolf, the whir of a partridge as she left her brood.

    The Crossing

  • Sometimes it had been the gobble of a wild turkey that had lured to danger, again a wood-owl had cried strangely in the night.

    The Crossing

  • Sometimes it had been the gobble of a wild turkey that had lured to danger, again a wood-owl had cried strangely in the night.

    The Crossing

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